[Marxism] Even Japan? Re: China's high speed rail plans
sartesian at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 2 09:34:33 MDT 2009
And while we're at it, while we're passing out the bromides, let's not
forget the kudos to the USSR, which, despite the devastation executed by
the Nazis -- a devastation from which the USSR despite strenuous efforts was
never to fully overcome-- the USSR in its victory, and in its desire to
create a "buffer" between itself and the predations of Western militarism,
so scared the bourgeoisie that it MUST have stimulated, precipitated, caused
the Marshall Plan, and the rebuilding of Western Europe...
Of course that the rebuilding, as credited to the USSR, actually
strengthened Western militarism, increased the strength of the bourgeoisie,
and eventually led to the collapse of the USSR is a mere technicality.
Hmmh.... we might just have stumbled upon the real function of the
bureaucratic deformations/degenerations of social revolution in the
capitalist world order: prompt the bourgeoisie to redevelop, restrengthen,
reunify, recapitalize-- kind of like a TARP program for the bankers'
bankers. at the expense, bought and paid for, of and by the prospects for
Is that what you mean, Nestor?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nestor Gorojovsky" <nmgoro at gmail.com>
To: "David Schanoes" <sartesian at earthlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:37 AM
Subject: [Marxism] Even Japan? Re: China's high speed rail plans
I find the above of a great penetration.
Yes, even the bourgeois states of South and East Asia owe whatever
development they reached to the Chinese Revolution. In the Korean and
Taiwanese cases, and less clearly in the Indian one, it was the
imperialist fear of a "Chinese" contagion that provided an umbrella for
some degree of self-centered capitalist development.
I would add that perhaps even Japan does.
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